Archive - 2014 - News Article
Courtney Cole, president of the Punxsutawney Rotary Club, is pictured presenting the IUP Rotaract Club with its charter certificate from the Punxsutawney Rotary Club and Rotary International.
Pictured are (from left) Vincent J. Lopez, Shydiyah Gardner, IUP Rotaract; Ray Beisel, professor of Education at IUP-Punxsy; Dayona Whittaker, IUP Rotaract Club; and Cole.
Read the full story in Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
The students at Mapleview Elementary School made the most of the sunny weather and the approaching holiday this week by taking part in Easter-related activities, from egg hunts to egg-on-the-spoon contests.
And if the smiles on the kidsâ€™ faces say anything, it looks like the activities were â€śeggsactlyâ€ť what they needed.
Pictured are members of Ms. Fediganâ€™s class showing off some of the goods they came across on their outdoor hunt.
For more photos, pick up Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW Post No. 2076) presented the top three winners of the SS.C.D. School essay contest with their certificates this past week.
Pictured (front, from left) are Emily L. Griebel, 7th grade, third place; Nicholas Joseph Mancuso, 7th grade, second place; Andrew William Wehrle, 6th grade, first place; (back) Raymond Depp, VFW Post No. 2076 chaplain; Dick Magolis, VFW Post No. 2076 adjutant; and Jim Dunlap, commander of VFW Post No. 2076.
Read the students' essays in Friday's edition of The Spirit.
(Editorâ€™s note: This piece is one in a series of â€śFamiliar Faces Fridayâ€ť features to be written by Spirit reporter Destiny Pifer. The point of the project will be to highlight a member of the community who may be recognizable to many and tell his or her story. Todayâ€™s familiar face is Tammy Moore.)
By Destiny Pifer
Of The Spirit
ANITA â€” Tammy Moore is a familiar face. You may recognize her as a former employee at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital, where she worked for 14 years as a registration clerk for the ER.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Punxsutawney Area Hospital has welcomed a new face as its general surgeon to its Medical Arts Building in Suite 104 at 83 Hillcrest Drive â€” well, a sort-of new face. Those who have been to the hospital will quickly see that while Dr. Anas Alzuhaili, M.D., is a new face to the position, he's also a very familiar one as well, having worked in the Emergency Room at PAH since 2012.
The Jefferson County Farm Bureau held its annual Rural Road Safety Day at Fezell's County Market on Tuesday to bring awareness to the dangerous conditions created when large or small farm equipment is traveling on the back and main roads, not only in Jefferson County but throughout the area.
The annual safety event is sponsored by Fezell's County Market, Kengersky Insurance, PennDOT District 10, PSP-Punxsutawney, Jefferson County Commissioners, Pennsylvania Farm Bureau and Rep. Sam Smith, R-66th district.
Members of the PAHS Key Club attended the Punxsutawney Area School Board meeting Monday night, at which time they gave a special presentation showcasing their recent trip to the state convention that was held in Harrisburg.
A few of the members received awards, with one of them being Megan Strawcutter, who received the Bob E. Bagan's Unsung Hero Award.
You won't need your Easter bonnet, but all kids ages 5 to 12 are invited to an Easter party at the New Anchor Inn, located at 466 Harmony Rd. in Young Township, in the downstairs banquet room, sponsored by Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) and B.K. Smith Auto Body in Punxsutawney.
Drinda Smith, event organizer, said there will be a Bible story, which will center on Judas, and there will also be games for the kids.
Smith said that there will be pizza and snacks for everyone, and the party begins right after the kids are dismissed from school at noontime on Thursday.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” With the economy taking its toll on Americans everywhere â€” including locally â€” the Punxsutawney Branch of Marion Center Bank took a step toward helping the problem on Monday with a donation to the Cross Town Ministry Food Pantry, one of the biggest food banks in the
Clay Snyder, Marion Center Bank Punxsy Branch manager, said that
they've been contributing to Cross Town and the St. Vincent DePaul Society Food Bank at SS.C.D. on an annual basis.
Snyder said that April is Community Bank Month, and each branch is picking an organization in its area to support.
By Destiny Pifer
Of The Spirit
BROOKVILLE â€” When it comes to helping those in need, there is no minimum age requirement â€” just a big, kind heart with lots of room for love.
For 15-year-old Ginger Verdill, those who are in need of help happen to be adult cats and kittens.
After her grandfather, William O. Uncapher, passed away more than a year ago, Verdill found herself looking at a barn full of cats.
With her grandfather no longer there to take care of them, she knew that the best thing she could do for them was to get them spayed or neutered, then find them new homes.